Friday, May 31, 2013

Bio-Oil®: Hype or Miracle?

There's been a lot of hype about Bio Oil® for a while now. At the same time, some people are saying that it's just a hype. Critics of Bio Oil® often base their opinions on the limited research/clinical trials behind the product as well as the list of ingredients that seem too typical (for these types of products) to produce miraculous results that are claimed. However, countless anecdotal evidence by consumers that swear Bio Oil® is miracle oil can't be easily discredited. So what does this mean? Does Bio Oil® really work or is it just a hype?

Bio Oil® is based on PurCellin Oil™which is a laboratory created version of duck preen oil; ducks secrete oil from their preen gland that helps them keep their feathers waterproof and flexible. Bio Oil® claims that this manufactured duck preen oil, PurCellin Oil™, increases spreadability of various other ingredients and also allow better absorption. Bio Oil® also contains mineral oil, various vitamins, essential oils, fragrant oils and etc... For list of ingredients with explanation of benefits, I found this site very helpful. 

I started using Bio Oil® to treat scars several years ago. And for the past three years, I've been using it more extensively for various other purposes. Bio Oil® is supposed to treat scars, stretch marks. uneven skintone, aging skin,  and dehydrated skin. I can attest to its effectiveness for the latter three effects, but as for treating stretch marks I can't say much since I haven't experienced stretch marks. But I have heard from ladies having used Bio Oil® before and after giving birth, that it's decently effective in preventing and reducing the looks of stretch

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Blog Name, Adress, and Design!

Hello everyone~
I've recently changed this blog name, address, and blog design. I'm currently getting settled in with this new design; so for next little while, there may be continuous changes and updates to this blog layout. Also, there may be some missing links, widgets, and etc... They will all be replaced and corrected soon.

If you are a regular reader of this blog or were linked via You Tube, you were most likely automatically redirected here from my old blog address: All the post contents from  are available on this blog. And will continue to be redirected to this new blog address automatically until December 2013. After December 2013, you will have to enter to view this blog.

My Twitter and Instagram IDs have also been changed to @beautybemused from @channelesque.

You're patience through this transition will be much appreciated!

If you have suggestions or recommendations regarding this new blog layout or future blogposts, please comment below this post.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 2013 Hits n Misses

featured products:

LANCOME LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer

DIOR 5 COLOR EYESHADOW in #705 Beige Massai

URBAN DECAY Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint in Crush

GUERLAIN Le 2 Volume Guerlain Mascara

BUXOM Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Las Vegas

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